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07-12-2008, 05:31 PM #1
Earth Tools visit
Wed. the 9th, a friend and I took a little trip and went to Earth Tools, interesting visit. They are about 125 mile trip and was worth the drive. I went there to get a PTO extension and have my clutch looked at because if I got a rock hung in the tiller, the clutch would slip, before the engine would stall before it slipped. I took the clutch pack with me and Joel saw right away that the lining had grease on it from the internal bearing leaking. He took it apart and the sealed bearing had leaked so he replaced the bearing and cleaned the clutch and put it back together. He knows these machines inside out and can do whatever it needs in his sleep. He sure has a lot of inventory and I got to see a lot of the implements that are on his website. They had just uncrated a new 853 and was putting the Lombardi diesel on it, sure is a good looking machine, made me drool.
I have the 40" finish mower and sulky that I don't use much anymore and am working on a swap for a sickle mower. Joel has a guy that wants a finish mower so maybe will know in a few days how the deal will work out.
If you're ever close to their place, sure is worthwile to stop and take a look.Hate is like drinking poison, hoping your enemy will die. unknown author
07-15-2008, 01:40 AM #2
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
- Southwestern Wisconsin
- BCS 850 diesel and 735 diesel
Re: Earth Tools visit
I sure wish I could get a chance to go down there. I've talked with Joel a few times on the phone and, even though he's always very busy, he takes the time. I'd hate to see how many hours he puts in in a week.
Good luck on your swap. I just bought a 38 inch finish mower but now need to buy a bigger tractor to run it . Mama's REAL impressed.
BillBCS 850 w/ Kohler Diesel, 30" tiller, 18 inch combined ridger, 36" dozer blade, 28" snow thrower, BCS BIO100 chipper, blade, 38" mower, 26 inch rough cut mower, 36 inch sickle, trencher, 2 way plow, ridger, hiller/furrower
Deere 60, 3010, 3020, 4010, 4020, 4430, 4640, 4840 and all the implements to work 'em
07-16-2008, 09:28 AM #3
Re: Earth Tools visit
I wish I had got some pictures while I was there, when I go back, I will see if they will let me get pics of the place. The larger models work well with a mower and the individual wheel brakes make turning a breeze, especially with the sulky. Joel sure has some good looking 853s there, wish I was younger so I could wear one of those out, especially one with the diesel.Hate is like drinking poison, hoping your enemy will die. unknown author